Updated: Jul 22, 2021
Michel Faro do Prado is a brazilian tattoo artist who is obsessed with body modification. He is now 44 and has undergone multiple operations to modify his appearance. He has shared a picture of his younger self and is completely unrecognizable. Some of the bizarre operations include removing one of his ring fingers, nose, and inserting silver tusks to his gnashers. His body is almost completely covered in ink including his eyeballs. Michel’s wife specializes in body modifications and has helped him throughout the years achieve his desired look.
Some of his other more extreme surgeries include having four horns implanted under his skin in his forehead. He is also proud to be the third person in history to have the end of his nose removed. Finally, he has come to a point where he finds himself suffering from complications due to one of his recent operations. He underwent liposuction and a tummy tuck in March. He had excess skin and even his belly button was removed. However his stitches continue to open and now his 15 inch long open wound may be infected. The severe pain does not allow him to move and is now awaiting an operation to help with the problem. His wife is trying to fundraise money for the next surgery that will occur at a private medical center.
Leviticus 19:28 “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD”.
The world may look at somebody like Michel and label it as a form of expression but the Bible clearly states that we shouldn’t make any cuttings or tattoo ourselves. Unfortunately many Christians today disregard this commandment and get religious tattoos. Some of the most popular tattoos amongst Christians include crosses, praying hands, and bible verses. The Bible says “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” Our good works should show the world what kind of Christians we are.